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Flack to lead Scotland at Under-19 World Cup

December 22nd, 2015 | by admin
Flack to lead Scotland at Under-19 World Cup
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Neil Flack will lead Scotland at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The squad will prepare for the tournament with a training camp in Sri Lanka on 12 January before arriving in Bangladesh on January 20.

Scotland, who booked their place in the tournament after winning the only available European slot during the Under-19 qualifiers in Jersey, will play two warm-up games against West Indies and Fiji in Dhaka before they arrive in Cox’s Bazar for their group fixtures.

There are places for Haris Aslam, the legspinner, and Scott Cameron, the seamer, after both earned representative honours with Scotland A during the 2015 season. Gordon Drummond, the former captain, will share the head coach duties with Cedric English.

“It has been tough challenge to get here but we feel we have selected a strong squad for what will be Scotland’s third consecutive appearance at this age-group event,” Drummond said. “The guys showed good resilience this summer to qualify for the World Cup, and we have been working to add to this through various supportive training opportunities this winter.

“The players are aware the challenge now is to convert all the good work they have done in the last few months into the competitive environment and are determined to put on a good show for Scotland. The excitement is starting to grow in the group the closer the tournament gets with everyone fully aware of what a fantastic opportunity this is.”

Scotland face a stern test in Group A against current Under-19 Champions, South Africa on January 29, before taking on Bangladesh ( January 30) and Namibia (February 2).

Squad: Neil Flack (capt), Haris Aslam, Ryan Brown, Scott Cameron, Harris Carnegie, Mohammad Azeem Dar, Mohammad Ghaffar, Rory Johnston, Ihtisham Malik, Finlay McCreath, Mitchell Rao, Owais Shah, Simon Whait, Jack Waller, Ben Wilkinson.

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